First Ripe Tomato


Look at what Grace found!!  We are all very excited to get this first one.  Remember the big tomato plant we bought early in the spring and put in a bucket.  Well, the tomatoes are starting to get ripe on it.  All our other plants are, of course, way behind this one.  Tonight we will divide this one four ways so we can all have a little nibble.  So much fun, sharing the first of the harvest.

This morning the girls and I went out early and started working on the hen house.  It needed to be cleaned out and we wanted to get their nests ready as we are hoping soon to get eggs-maybe by the end of next month.  We just barely got finished before it started to sprinkle rain.  I think though it has already stopped.  What we need is a good steady rain but I know many blogger friends who are in severe drought conditions.

Our chicken yesterday evening was delicious.  I will definitely be making it again.  I was thinking that the spice mixture would be good on pork or beef as well.  I took the chicken off the bone and put the bones and skin back in the pot with the broth that had cooked out of the chicken.  I then added water -enough to fill up the crock pot.  Then I turned it on low and this morning I will be freezing delicious homemade chicken broth for soups and such.  YUM! 

I better get busy.  I want to make some hamburger buns for supper this evening.  We will be having pork bbq, fries, corn on the cob and cantelope for dessert.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  1. Your first ripe tomato looks delicious. I want a nibble too! We used your crockpot chicken recipe today and when we got home the house smelled so good 🙂 I did chicken thighs or breasts (not sure which one) though. It was really good. I bet the chicken broth smelled good this morning. Pork barbecue sounds delicious 🙂


  2. Hi Donna… Tomatoes are soooo good especially when you grow it yourself.. I am glad you liked the chicken … I have a similar recipe.. What a great idea to make stock in your crock pot… I never thought of doing that…
    Thanks for the idea and your meal sound delicious…


  3. I was filling out the little form on your bloggy where it says name and then mail and website so i could comment. And when I got to mail I started typing in my home address…lol. I must be super tired Thank you so much for your sweet and helpful comment. I will be keeping your email address handy! I am gonna just keep trying at it and am sure will figure it all out 🙂 That tomato looks yummy! I will be so joyous when our tomatoes get ripe! I LOVE tomato sandwhiches with lots of mayo/salt &pepper 🙂
    That kitten (previous post) is adorable! So glad your chicken turned out good! I’ll have to try that one out. Have a great weekend.
    Many Blessings,
    Cary Ann


  4. Tomatoes from the garden are so YUMMY! The chicken recipe you shared sounds very good ~ I love finding new crockpot recipes!

    Have a lovely Saturday, Donna!


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